|Ron McCallum: How technology allowed me to read - TED.com|
Months after he was born, in 1948, Ron McCallum became blind. In this charming, moving talk, he shows how he is able to read -- and celebrates the progression of clever tools and adaptive computer technologies that make it possible. With their help, and that of generous volunteers, he's become a lawyer, an academic, and, most of all, a voracious reader. Welcome to the blind reading revolution. (Filmed at TEDxSydney.)
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; book; choice; design; disability; technology; TEDxSydney; 2013
|Paul Pholeros: How to reduce poverty? Fix homes - TED.com|
In 1985, architect Paul Pholeros was challenged by the director of an Aboriginal-controlled health service to "stop people getting sick" in a small indigenous community in south Australia. The key insights: think beyond medicine and fix the local environment. In this sparky, interactive talk, Pholeros describes projects undertaken by Healthabitat, the organization he now runs to help reduce poverty--through practical design fixes--in Australia and beyond.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; architecture; design; global issues; health; TEDxSydney; 2013
|Nigel Marsh: How to make work-life balance work - TED.com|
Work-life balance, says Nigel Marsh, is too important to be left in the hands of your employer. At TEDxSydney, Marsh lays out an ideal day balanced between family time, personal time and productivity -- and offers some stirring encouragement to make it happen.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TEDxSydney; TED; Talks; business; culture; work; 2010
|Megan Washington: Why I live in mortal dread of public speaking - TED.com|
Megan Washington is one of Australia's premier singer/songwriters. And, since childhood, she has had a stutter. In this bold and personal talk, she reveals how she copes with this speech impediment—from avoiding the letter combination “st” to tricking her brain by changing her words at the last minute to, yes, singing the things she has to say rather than speaking them.
Keywords: TedTalks; TED; Talks; disability; live music; music; TEDxSydney; 2014
|Drew Berry: Animations of unseeable biology - TED.com|
We have no ways to directly observe molecules and what they do -- Drew Berry wants to change that. At TEDxSydney he shows his scientifically accurate (and entertaining!) animations that help researchers see unseeable processes within our own cells.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TEDxSydney; TED; Talks; arts; biology; science; visualizations; 2011
|Stella Young: I’m not your inspiration, thank you very much - TED.com|
Stella Young is a comedian and journalist who happens to go about her day in a wheelchair — a fact that doesn’t, she’d like to make clear, automatically turn her into a noble inspiration to all humanity. In this very funny talk, Young breaks down society's habit of turning disabled people into “inspiration porn.”
Keywords: TedTalks; TED; Talks; activism; disability; humor; motivation; TEDxSydney; 2014
|Tom Thum: The orchestra in my mouth - TED.com|
In a highly entertaining performance, beatboxer Tom Thum slings beats, comedy and a mouthful of instrumental impersonations into 11 minutes of creativity and fun that will make you smile. (Filmed at TEDxSydney.)
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; creativity; live music; music; TEDxSydney; 2013
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|Rachel Botsman: The case for collaborative consumption - TED.com|
At TEDxSydney, Rachel Botsman says we're "wired to share" -- and shows how websites like Zipcar and Swaptree are changing the rules of human behavior.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TEDxSydney; TED; Talks; business; collaboration; communication; consumerism; culture; technology; 2010